at the Marrucino theater 24 hours in the company of books

The reading marathon at the Marrucino theater is back in attendance: 24 hours non-stop together with the great classics of literature and the most current texts, the theme chosen for this edition is precisely that of theater. The appointment is from 8 pm on Wednesday 25 May to 8 pm the following day with “The city that reads”, the marathon is promoted by the Superintendency of Archeology, Fine Arts and Landscape for the provinces of Chieti and Pescara, by the Theater Deputation Marrucino of Chieti and from the Garden of Public Readings … and more – Aps.

The event is part of the national campaign “Il Maggio dei libri”, aimed at supporting the social value of books as a key element of personal, cultural and civil growth.

One hundred titles selected from works by authors of every time and place, capable of connecting with an imaginary thread those emotions that have always shaken and involved the human feeling in front of the representation and narration of life through the work of living art such as theater.

Reading marathon: the list of selected books

1. Behind closed doors, Jean Paul Sartre
2. Adelchi, Alessandro Manzoni
3. Aida, Antonio Ghislanzoni (Opera by Verdi)
4. Working with Grotowski on Physical Actions, Richards Thomas
5. At present, Danio Manfredini
6. Host, Plautus
7. Anna Karenina, Lev N. Tolstoy
8. Antigone, Sophocles
9. Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett
10. Dance just for me, Vincenza Alfano
11. Candide, Voltaire
12. From the stars, Silvia Calamai
13. Donna de Paradiso, Jacopone da Todi
14. Empedocles, Friedrich Holderlin
15. The courage to be free, Vito Mancuso
16. Doing theater, Dacia Maraini
17. Faust, Johann W. Goethe
18. Giufà and king Solomon, A. Celestini and Maja Celija
19. The Karamazov brothers, Fedor Dostoevsky
20. The righteous, Albert Camus
21. The masters of theatrical research, Franco Perrelli
22. The Barber of Seville, C. Sterbini (Opera by G. Rossini)
23. The divine jester. A genius named Fo, Romina Bicicchi
24. The Phantom of the Opera, Gaston Leroux
25. The natural son, Denis Diderot
26. The cherry garden, Anton Chekhov
27. The Free Game of Life, Stephen Nachmanovitch
28. The judge and his executioner, Friedrich Durrenmatt
29. The work of the actor on the characters, K. Sergeevic Stanislavskij
30. The Catalanotti method, Andrea Camilleri
31. The world as will and representation, Arthur Schopenauer
32. The sergeant, Marco Paolini
33. The dream, J. August Strindberg
34. The theater of Pippo Delbono, Marco Tullio Barboni
35. The theater and its double, Antonin Artaud
36. Intellect of love, Gabriele Vacis and Lella Costa
37. Intrigue and love, Friedrich Schiller
38. The divine actress. Eleonora Duse in the theater…, Cesare Molinari
39. The miser, Moliere
40. The adventure of a poor Christian, Ignazio Silone
41. The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde
42. The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht
43. The paper canoe, Eugenio Barba
44. The house of Bernarda Alba, Federico Garcia Lorca
45. The woman of the sea, Henrik Ibsen
46. ​​The daughter of Iorio, Gabriele d’Annunzio
47. The seagull and the cat that .., Luis Sepulveda
48. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tennesse Williams
49. The dresser, Patrick McGrath
50. The war explained to the poor, Ennio Flaiano
51. The innkeeper, Carlo Goldoni
52. La Mirtilla, Isabella Andreini (critical essay by Cinzia Saccotelli)
53. The birth of the tragedy, Friedrich Nietzsche
54. The theatrical passion, Paola Carmignani
55. The evening at Colono, Elsa Morante
56. The tomb of Antigone, Maria Zambrano
57. The tent: Theater and knowledge, A. Attisani-C. Sini
58. Life is a dream, Pedro Calderòn de la Barca
59. The voice in a forest of invisible images, Chiara Guidi
60. The Trojans, Euripides
61. Lysistrata, Aristophanes
62. The space of the theater, Fabrizio Cruciani
63. The empty space, Peter Brook
64. Macbeth, William Shakespeare
65. Madama Butterfly, L. Illica-G. Giacosa (Opera by Puccini)
66. Mandrake, Niccolò Macchiavelli
67. Minimum manual of the actor, Dario Fo and Franca Rame
68. Medea, LA Seneca
69. Migrations, Lina Prosa
70. Notre Dame de Paris, Victor Hugo
71. Twentieth century, Alessandro Baricco
72. Nureyev the life, Julie Kavanagh
73. Oresteia, Aeschylus
74. Forbidden notebook. Comedy in two stages, Alba De Céspedes
75. These ghosts, Eduardo De Filippo
76. For a poor theater, Jerzy Grotowski
77. For a human theater, Giorgio Strehler
78. Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw
79. Pinocchio, Carlo Collodi
80. Black Pinocchio, Marco Baliani
81. Poetics, Aristotle
82. First steps on the moon, Andrea Cosentino
83. Remember angrily, John Osborne
84. Portraits to the future, Laura Curino
85. Theatrical novel, Mikhail Bulgakov
86. Noises off stage, Michael Frayn
87. Saul, Vittorio Alfieri
88. Six characters in search of an author, Luigi Pirandello
89. Seven Jewish girls, Caryl Churchill
90. Lucia Calamaro is noticed at dusk
91. Talabot, Odin Teatret
92. Theater, Pier Paolo Pasolini
93. I married you for fun, Natalia Ginzburg
94. Tragedies to laugh at, Franca Valeri
95. Mouse trap, Agatha Christie
96. Three stories for the theater, Elsa Flacco
97. Trilogy of glasses, Emma Dante
98. A theater in the landscape, S. Bramini and F. Galli
99. Another perspective, Peter Stein
100 An idea of ​​theater, Luca Ronconi

“The reading marathon – explain the organizers – is proposed as an experience aimed at involving the community and the community of readers in an appointment that today even more, following the recent health emergency from Covid-19, wants to constitute a ‘ real experience of relationship and meeting. The theme identified for the 2022 edition is theater, an immortal symbol of tangible and intangible cultural heritage, a place of excellence in live entertainment, artistic production and cultural pluralism. The theme is intended in the broadest sense and includes all the possible implications of an artistic, literary, historical, philosophical, metaphorical and introspective nature “.

Participation is foreseen for up to a maximum of 230 readers: interested parties must fill in the appropriate registration form and indicate the book chosen from those indicated in the specific regulation, from which to read a passage for a maximum duration of six minutes.

The deadline for registering for the Chieti reading marathon is set for 16 May, at 12 noon: by that date the card must be delivered by email to or by hand at the box office of the Marrucino theater. or in one of the city bookshops participating in the initiative (De Luca, Mondadori, Mondadori Book Store, dei Piccoli Rimedi, Giunti al Punto).

Attached regulation and application form

Reading Marathon Regulations – The City that Reads – Edition 2022


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